I wonder if any students hanging typically left wing flags have had this problem?

Peter Fricke reported at Campus Reform.

San Diego State forces students to take down American flag

Two students at San Diego State University have been threatened with expulsion for hanging American, Coast Guard, and Army flags from the balcony of their on-campus apartment.

Sophomore Cameron Box, an active duty member of the Coast Guard, and Junior Connor Fenwick, an aspiring U.S. Army officer, told ABC affiliate KGTV Monday that they had received a letter from the school informing them that the flags violate school policy, and that the infraction carries a maximum penalty of expulsion.

“We’re just being proud of what we’re affiliated with,” Box protested. “They’re trying to say it’s a fire hazard, but it just doesn’t make much sense.”

Fenwick agreed, calling the dispute a free speech issue and asking, “Why can’t we have our First Amendment rights?”

After describing the specific policy being enforced, the letter notes that students found in violation of school policies “may be expelled, suspended, placed on probation, or given a lesser sanction.” It goes on to indicate that those repercussions are not currently being pursued, however, saying the students “are being issued a formal warning for this incident.”

Beth Chee, Media Relations Manager at SDSU, told Campus Reform that several residents of the housing complex were indeed asked to remove items from their balconies, and that those who failed to comply were issued written warnings, but said she could not discuss specifics related to any particular student.